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The Transition to Clean Energy Vehicles By Blair Qualey, printed in Post Media, November 2 There is no denying that advanced technology vehicles, including electric vehicles (EVs) are the wave of the future but they are also an important factor today, as each of us consider what we can do on a personal level for […]

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Published in Postmedia By Blair Qualey Summer has turned into fall which means it gets dark earlier, leaves are falling from the trees, making roadways slick – and soon, little creatures in costumes will be coming out at night to celebrate Halloween. In the midst of all of this, people are unknowingly driving “phantom cars” […]

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Don’t Drive High!

October 19, 2018

Driving and Cannabis Published in Postmedia, October 19 Only days ago, The Cannabis Act officially became law, legalizing the recreational use of cannabis in Canada. However, it can’t be stressed enough that this landmark decision in no way relaxes the laws that make getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while impaired an offence. In […]

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By Blair Qualey Published in Postmedia   It came down to the wire, but a last gasp agreement between Canada, the US and Mexico was finally reached last week – a deal that is very significant for the automotive industry and the economies in all three nations. After more than a year of negotiations, the […]

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By Blair Qualey Published by Postmedia, Oct 5, 2018 It doesn’t seem possible – but summer is now behind us and many areas of the province will soon enter some of the most challenging driving conditions of the year. Above all else, the onus is on drivers to be prepared for a variety of driving […]

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For Immediate Release (Ottawa, ON) – Following the announcement that a trade agreement has been reached between Canada, the US, and Mexico, Canada’s retail auto industry welcomes the newly signed agreement by North American countries. “We thank Canada’s trade representatives, the Prime Minister and his Office, and Ministers Navdeep Bains and Chrystia Freeland for the outstanding […]

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By Blair Qualey Column Published in Postmedia, September 21, 2018 The emergence of clean energy vehicles over the past two decades has been a gradual one – but the trend that has emerged in recent months demonstrates we may be entering the dawn of a new era in electric, hydrogen and plug-in hybrid vehicle sales. BC […]

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Published by Postmedia, September 7, 2018 By Blair Qualey The provincial government recently invited submissions towards its clean growth strategy. As such, Victoria is seeking feedback in a number of areas from buildings to industry and of course transportation. As one might expect, electric vehicles (EVs) and the clean energy vehicle program (CEVs) was a […]

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Back to School

August 31, 2018

It’s that time of year when summer is coming to an end, Labour Day is upon us and that can only mean the start of the school year. While you are stuck in traffic, reminiscing about the peaceful mornings and barbeques that are now behind you, don’t let frustrations run high or lead to hasty […]

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Aging and Driving

August 24, 2018

Published by Postmedia, August 24 For as long as automobiles have been in existence, they have been symbols of freedom and mobility. As you grow older, it’s only natural that you become reliant on the vehicle for the most basic of tasks, for weekend getaways and for long-distance road-trips with the family. In large part, […]

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